This is my third set of Judges and they just keep getting more fun to paint. These are some of the most over-the-top figures I’ve painted yet. I mean the badge on the SJS Judge is rediculous, but for some reason with Judge Dredd around, it doesn’t seem to phase me.
This group also contains a Brit-Cit Judge. Most folks that I have seen seem to paint him to fit in with the Mega City Judges, but I wanted to keep him true to the comics and paint him with his equipment in a funny blue-green color. I think I missed the exact color, but at least you can tell that I tried. I also like the effects on the yellow shoulder pad that I kept true to the picture I was working from.
Overall, a fun little group to paint. The Wargames Foundry prices are simply out of site and while I love painting them, I really have to question my commitment to finishing the group, $20 for three figures is up there in the prices and the shipping is harsh as well. The best place to get them in the US that I have found is the War Store.
I’ve had a request for the photos I’ve based my Brit-Cit Judge on. Here are three photos I have, two from Judge Dredd Magazine, and the third I found on the web through a Google search. I suppose it could be the comics aging, but they are consistent. I’d love to see images from other comics if anyone has them.
I’ve got some more lovely Judge figures on the way. Based on a blog that I read, sho3box, I have ordered the Dark Judges. You can see some of his work here. Now the Foundry Dark Judge set only comes with three of the Dark Judges out of four. So I found Judge Fear from the Heroclix range and ordered him to fill the fourth slot. Apparently the same sculptor created all four of the models, so I’m told he’ll fit in.
Painting and rebasing HeroClix models is quite common in the super hero circles, but this will be the first time that I’ve attempted to do it. So here is Judge Fear in all his prepainted glory. Tomorrow he gets a bath in green stuff to try and remove as much prepaint as I can before I primer him. Wish me luck.